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Strengthening switching and security performance in Malaysian data centres

AvantiKumar | Oct. 3, 2011
Brocade offers up to 50 percent power savings and improved data transmission for cloud-optimised data centres with the launch of a new compact application switch.

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PHOTO - Gina Tan, Brocade regional director for Southeast Asia.

Networking solutions provider Brocade has launched a new compact application delivery switch to offer cloud-optimised data centres in Malaysia, it said.

Brocade regional director for Southeast Asia Gina Tan said the new switch, called Brocade ServerIron ADX 1000F, included the benefits of combined copper and fibre connectivity. "The result is up to 50 percent power savings and improved data transmission reliability and security, while also dramatically consolidating data centre rack footprint.

"Modern data centre requirements have become increasingly stringent and demanding," said Tan. "The need to significantly reduce power consumption while also delivering greater performance, carrier-grade reliability and secure data transmission has caused network managers to scrutinise their application delivery solutions."

She said this new extension to the award-winning Brocade ADX 1000 Series was designed to deliver increased customer choice and flexibility for cloud-focused service providers, financial institutions and governmental agencies, while also setting the industry benchmark for application delivery switching performance, scalability and investment protection.

"While many industries can benefit from the inherent capabilities fibre optics delivery, there are three distinct vertical industries with clear deployment needs: large cloud service providers, global financial institutions and governmental agencies," said Tan.  "In large cloud provider implementations flexible capacity and massive scalability is necessary for providers to react quickly and seamlessly to changing end-user bandwidth and application requirements."

"In enterprise networks, the ability to operate within a smaller real estate footprint and a reduction in overall cost are top concerns," she said. "With security and data integrity primary concerns for government agencies, added layers of security are often necessary to meet strict regulations."

"We are providing more proof points for our Brocade One strategy, which helps our customers reduce network complexity and scale with new and distributed applications," added Tan. "With the launch of the Brocade ADX 1000F, we are able to demonstrate how our innovations provide new levels of performance, scalability and security through added customer choice and control."


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